Friday, November 26, 2010

My Tummy is Full and I am Thankfull

Well, it's the day after Thanksgiving, "black Friday". I'm here early to take care of a few things before we open the doors. Not that there is a huge crowd out there just waiting to bust down the doors. I like to think Quilters are a little more laid back. I would still be in my jemmies if I didn't have to get the shop open.

The shop is quiet and I am feeling very Thankful. I feel very lucky to have this place and to have such great customers and friends. Hopefully in just a few hours we will have a shop full of laughing, happy people. It's our After Thanksgiving Sale today. Everything is 15% off in the shop. If you bring in a donation for the food bank, you get an extra 5% off. I hope we get lots and lots of food to take down to the food bank for those that don't have enough. There is so much in my life I am thankful for.

Let's get this show on the road!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Deck The Halls........

Well, Jack frost is nipping at our noses just a bit early this year. It sure makes for a quiet quilt shop. Well, I can't blame anyone for not wanting to go out. All we hear on the news is "STAY HOME" DON'T GO OUT" Well, my husband will get me here no matter what! He lives for snow! So the shop has been Very slow today. I took the opportunity to make it winter wonder land. I got out all the Christmas trimmings and got to work. I think it looks great in here. I have lots of great stocking stuffers and fun gifts for quilters this year. Friday is a big sale day. I hope to see someone.
Oh, and I also made up about a zillion pillowcase kits. Who doesn't love a new custom made pillowcase made just for them. I have lots and lots of kits, or you can pick out something special just for that special person. They are sooooo easy to make. Really! If you have a half hour, you could make this project and maybe have it wrapped up to. They will LOVE it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't You Just Love It!

There are some quilts that I get soooo excited when I see them done! This one is one of them. We have had some wonderful "Saturday Sampler"sessions here at Aunt Mary's over the years. Maryanne brought this one in to show me. It's one of the last ones we did. Each month we would put a block together using a new technique. Paper piecing, applique, templates, even hand piecing. It was fun to teach something different each month, and perhaps turn someone on to a new technique. I am so excited to see this one. Thank you! for sharing!!! And congratulations!!! It's done! I hope you enjoyed it.
Maybe I should start a new one this year. Hmmm? I will have to put some thought to it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Jan Mullen Fabric!!!

At last!!! Jan Mullen is back! She is this cute little lady from Australia that several years ago designed wonderful fabric and really fun patterns. She also had several books out. I just loved her fabric. Fun, Bright and whimsical. I have used it, and used it, clear down to tiny pieces, for many applique and quilt projects. Customers are always picking out the fabric and wanting to know were to get it, but alas, it's been gone for several years. Well, now she's back!!!
I don't think she has been doing any patterns, at least not at this time. Hopefully she will be getting back on the boat. At least now we have her fun line of fabric. Get it while it lasts!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Fun Class!

Sunday was such a rainy day in the neighborhood! It was gloomy and wet! You should have been here at Aunt Mary's, enjoying a really fun class, a hot pumpkin spice latte and some great company!!! This is the "Spicy, Spiral Table runner" Everyone had such a great time. Here's Denise with her creation.

Our wonderful instructor was Ethel, She's is simply the most warm wonderful person I know, and she happens to know a few things about quilting too! I just LOVE her.
The colors were all so different with each project, so it was fun to see how they were coming out.

Here's Sandy! What a fun lady! and a great smile too!

Diane picked out such pretty colors. It was really fun to see how each one was different. We had Christmas fabrics,Fall Fabric and to dye for batiks! You can NEVER go wrong with batiks! All in all a really fun day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Isn't he CUTE!!! This is what I did on my day off. I had fun!!! It seams like I work on quilts so much, I forget about all the other sewing projects out there. I really enjoyed making him. I bet there's lots of friends that would just love him for a gift. It's getting to be that time.
Remember "Handmade Gifts are From The Heart! Not The Mall"
We have lots of ideas for gifts to make. You better get started though.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Colors to Inspire Us!

I just go crazy this time of year! My family thinks I nuts when I make them stop and look at a pretty tree. They know where all my favorite trees are on our way home. I am very lucky to have some great trees just outside the Quilt Shop window. How can we not be inspired!? Even on rainy, windy days I love to drive around and watch the leaves fall.
Here are some of the pretty leaves just outside my door. I have been known to yell at the gardeners that come by with their blowers and blow them all up. They kind of look at me like I strange. Oh, Well let's just enjoy them for a little while longer!